Four Turkish police killed in PKK bombing: Reports

Four Turkish police were killed Thursday in a bomb attack on their vehicle in the country`s southeast blamed on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers` Party (PKK), sources told AFP.

Turkish police raid media group critical of Erdogan

Turkish police on Tuesday staged a major swoop on the Ankara-based offices of a media group critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and close to his political nemesis, the US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Pro-Kurdish party joins interim Turkish government

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday approved the make-up of the provisional cabinet that will run the country until November 1 elections, including for the first time two pro-Kurdish party MPs. 

Erdogan says will call Nov 1 snap Turkey polls

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday he would call snap elections likely to be held on November 1 after coalition talks failed in an unprecedented political impasse.

Turkey PM says coalition talks fail, snap polls likely

 Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Thursday that coalition talks with the main opposition Republican People`s Party (CHP) had ended in failure and early elections looked now to be the "only option".

Turkey, US ready to begin anti-IS strikes after `pause`: Official

 Turkey is ready to begin operations against Islamic State (IS) jihadists along with its NATO ally the United States after a "pause" for coordination purposes, a Turkish foreign ministry official said on Wednesday.

Gunmen fire on US consulate in Istanbul: Reports
Gunmen fire on US consulate in Istanbul: Reports

Unknown armed individuals on Monday opened fire on the US consulate in Istanbul, television reported, with tensions high in Turkey due to Ankara`s bombing campaign against Kurdish rebels.

Turkish Kurd leader urges world to denounce `unjust war`

Turkey`s Kurdish political leader Selahattin Demirtas on Thursday urged the world to denounce Ankara`s new "unjust war" on rebel Kurds and asked the EU to push clearly for a truce.

New Army chief named as Turkey fights PKK, IS

Ankara on Wednesday appointed a new Army chief as Turkey wages a dual offensive against Kurdish militants and Islamic State (IS) jihadists.

Turkey`s Erdogan wants early elections if no coalition

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for early elections if efforts to form a coalition yield no results after the ruling party lost its overall majority in June 7 elections, media reported on Friday.

Turkey detains 1,050 suspects in anti-terror operations

 Security forces here detained 1,050 suspects across 34 Turkish provinces since the nationwide anti-terrorist operations began in the country, a media report said.

Turkey bombs IS positions in Syria: Turkish PM

Three Turkish fighter jets bombed several positions held by the Islamic State group in Syria early Friday, Turkey`s premier said, the second day of cross-border fighting after a drastic escalation of tensions between Ankara and the extremists.

Turkey allows US to use airbase to strike IS targets

 Turkey will let the US carry out airstrikes against the Islamic State terror group from a key military base near the Syrian border, US officials said.

PKK claims killing Turkish police to avenge `IS bombing`

Kurdish militants on Wednesday claimed the murder of two Turkish police officers as revenge for a deadly suicide bombing near the Syrian border blamed on Islamic State jihadists that killed 32 activists.

Thai embassy closed in Turkey after protest against deported Uighurs

Thailand on Friday closed its embassy and consulate in Turkey after a protest against its deportation of Uighur Muslims to China, as the US warned the minority could face "harsh treatment" on their return.

Thailand forcibly sends nearly 100 Uighurs back to China

Thailand has sent nearly 100 Uighurs Muslims back to China, a move likely to anger Turkey and exacerbate Ankara`s row with Beijing over its treatment of the Turkic language-speaking and largely Muslim minority.

Out of sight but not power, Erdogan eyes snap Turkish election

Delays in efforts to form a coalition government in Turkey are buying time for President Tayyip Erdogan, heightening the chances of a snap election which could see his AK Party regain its majority and leaving the opposition floundering.

Top US envoy in Turkey after Syria intervention speculation

The US special envoy for the coalition against the Islamic State (IS) group was in Ankara on Tuesday to meet Turkish officials, after speculation Turkey could launch a military intervention inside Syria, sources told AFP.

Turkey coalition talks to start next week: PM

 Talks will begin next week to form a new coalition government in Turkey after the ruling party lost its overall majority in a shock electoral setback, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.